Help Amazing Grace Celebrate 30 Years
Wednesday – January 01, 2020 – Doors open at 6:00 am – Breakfast served at 7:00 am – Lead Speaker at 7:30 am.
Grace Lutheran Church
4441 Monroe St
Toledo, OH 43613
Please note that this meeting will be held in the gymnasium, and not our normal meeting room. Just look for all of the happy recovering alcoholics enjoying their “meeting before the meeting”, and you will know where to go.
Come join the Amazing Grace AA Group at Grace Lutheran Church. There will be a breakfast, fellowship, 50/50 raffle and there will also be a special lead speaker.
Troubles of Our Own Making
Selfishness — self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt. So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn’t think so. Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness. We must, or it kills us!
Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 62
Never The Same Again
It was discovered that when one alcoholic had planted in the mind of another the true nature of his malady, that person could never be the same again. Following every spree, he would say to himself, “Maybe those A.A.’s were right.” After a few such experiences, often before the onset of extreme difficulties, he would return to us convinced.